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Beryslav (Ukrainian: Берислав) is a city in Kherson Oblast of southern Ukraine. It is a city of district significance and it serves as the administrative center for Beryslav Raion (district), housing the district's local administration buildings. Population: 12,828 (2015 est.)[1]


Church in Beryslav
Church in Beryslav
Flag of Beryslav
Coat of arms of Beryslav
Coat of arms
Beryslav is located in Kherson Oblast
Beryslav is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 46°50′N 33°25′E / 46.833°N 33.417°E / 46.833; 33.417Coordinates: 46°50′N 33°25′E / 46.833°N 33.417°E / 46.833; 33.417
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kherson Oblast
RaionBer p04.jpg Beryslav Raion
 • Total12,828


Historical affiliations

  Golden Horde 14th century
  Grand Duchy of Lithuania 14th–15th century
  Ottoman Empire 15th century–1774
  Russian Empire 1774–1917
  Soviet Ukraine 1920–1922
  Soviet Union 1922–1991
  Ukraine 1991–present

One of the oldest settlements in the Kherson Oblast. In the late 14th century it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Grand Duke Vytautas built a castle here. It served as a Lithuanian customs point, as lower Dnieper formed the Lithuanian border. Later on it was known as the Turkish fortress of Kyzykermen. Since the 1784 re-establishment of the settlement it is named Beryslav.

On 16 December 1918 Hetman of Ukraine Pavlo Skoropadsky signed a telegram in Beryslav addressed to Kiev where he officially resigned from his post.

Since August 2016 the city is hosting the revived Ukrainian Premier League and UEFA Europa League football club, Tavriya Simferopol.[2]


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ ""Таврію" (Сімферополь) включено до Чемпіонату України серед аматорів" (in Ukrainian). Ukrainian Football Amateur Association. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.

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